SS Ardena (1915)
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|Builder:||A McMillan & Son, Dumbarton|
|Launched:||25 August 1915|
|Out of service:||27 September 1943|
|Fate:||Mined and sunk|
|Tonnage:||1,092 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||250.1 feet (76.2 m)|
|Beam:||33.1 feet (10.1 m)|
She was acquired by the London and South Western Railway in 1920, reconstructed and placed on the routes to Cherbourg and Caen which re-opened in July 1921. She was taken over by the Southern Railway in 1923 and remained until sold in July 1934.
She went to Navigation Constantine Toyias, Piraeus. On 18 April 1941, during a convoy escort, she collided with Greek destroyer Leon followed by the explosion of two depth charges. As a result, the stern section of Leon was cut off and two officers were killed.
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